Following the crucial Greek victory at the naval Battle of Salamis in September 480 BCE, Xerxes’ planned invasion...
Sparta was one of the most important Greek city-states throughout the Archaic and Classical periods and was famous for...
This is a 3d representation of how Spartan warriors in action might have looked. Armoured warriors equipped with shield...
The Greek Phalanx
One of the most effective and enduring military formations in ancient warfare was that of the Greek Phalanx. The age...
The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World
The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World has a hefty price tag but as a compendium of stand alone chapters...
The Wooden Walls of Thermopylae
When one thinks of historical military fiction, the mind perhaps turns to the great works of established authors like Michael...
Themistocles (c. 524 - c. 460 BCE) was an Athenian statesman and general (strategos) whose emphasis on naval power and military...
This is Sparta: Fierce warriors of the ancient world - Craig Zimmer
In ancient Greece, violent internal conflict between border neighbors and war with foreign invaders was a way of life...
Xerxes I (ruled 486-465 BCE), also known as Xerxes the Great, was the king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. His official...